US court accepts Harmari Search evidence

A Virginia court has accepted evidence on a case involving odometer fraud.  The defendant denied knowingly selling a vehicle with the odometer rolled back, but nevertheless was sentenced to 30 days on a plea bargain.  Quoting from the DMV investigator on the matter: The victim purchased a vehicle from Craigslist. After a month of having

Custom Columns enable fast, efficient compliance investigations

Custom Columns is a valuable new feature in Harmari Search, which will open up the metadata associated with Craigslist ads into a tabular format making it easy for compliance investigations.  You can go with our recommended presets, or select your own columns in our easy selection interface.  If you make a mistake, no problem; simply

Harmari Search v2.4 released

LTAS Technologies proudly announces its new Harmari Search release 2.4, which contains many exciting new features and a better user experience. Highlighted changes include: Reduced Delay to Collect Live Craigslist ads Added Custom column layout, industry-specific presets and reporting Added option to turn on horizontal scrolling Added “Sort by Unlicensed” for Contractor compliance reporting within

Shrink Wednesday 2015

Harmari Search created Shrink Wednesday as a way to raise awareness of the concerns Loss Prevention professionals have with respect to inventory disappearing off the shelves and distribution centers. Harmari Search provides investigative tools to find and identify missing merchandise being fenced online. Furthermore, Web Identity Search Tool (WIST) allows you to quickly and easily

Find expired AutoTrader ads using Harmari Search

If you or your client have been unable to find an old, expired, deleted AutoTrader classified ad, then you might want to take advantage of Harmari Search.  It contains all ‘for sale by owner’ or private sale AutoTrader ads throughout the USA going back to August 2015.   Below is an example of the Harmari Search

Announcing WIST 2.0 release supporting LinkedIn

WIST 2.0 has been successfully released which now includes LinkedIn support.  Why do you care?  Because many high profile white collar crime is perpetrated by professional practitioners or executives in high-power positions.  LinkedIn is the single largest social media platform of professionals with over 380 million members in over 200 countries.  You will now be

WIC and SNAP benefits trafficking on Craigslist

A sample of Craigslist ads were taken to identify welfare benefits (SNAP, WIC) being trafficked.  Harmari Search can help to identify both benefits recipients and participating vendors who are buying/selling SNAP EBT or WIC benefits on Craigslist. Finding SNAP EBT cards for sale on Craigslist is an obvious welfare fraud violation.  In fact many in

$10k staged home burglary found via pawn shop records

Suppose an insured claims a burglary occurred and valuables were stolen in the amount of $10,000.  Would an insurance investigator think of ulterior motives for the money?  Would an SIU investigator think of searching pawn shop records to find the very same items in the claim were pawned?  Well that’s exactly what happened in the

Ever heard of a $10,000 Gift Card?

Now that you’re done with breaking up Black Friday fights, you can now shift to desk investigations.  For example, were you aware of the following high dollar value gift cards recently for sale on Craigslist?    Contact us today to get you setup with Harmari Search for Craigslist, where you can identify suspicious high dollar

Prepaid Debit Cards add layer of anonymity for fraudsters

A $100 gift card for $80.  Does that sound like a tantalizing deal?  Well chances are that card can be part of a larger fraud ring.  Fraudsters now purchase these cards only to write the bank account and routing information, and the purchasers are inadvertently helping to launder the fraudster’s money.  Many of these prepaid